Lukas Montoya specializes in international arbitration, public international law, and comparative administrative and constitutional law. Lukas has been a member of the counsel team representing parties in both commercial and investment disputes, and has acted as assistant or secretary to arbitral tribunals in proceedings conducted under the ICSID, ICC, SCC, LCIA and DIFC-LCIA arbitration rules. His practice focuses on disputes regarding the infrastucture, energy, utilities, mining, and hydrocarbon industry sectors.
Before joining Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, Lukas was part of the international arbitration team of Latham & Watkins LLP in Paris, where he acted in various commercial and investment disputes. Notably, he served in the team representing photovoltaic energy producers in claims under the Energy Charter Treaty against Spain. He also participated in ICC proceedings dealing with farm-out agreements in Brazil, long-term agency contracts in Sweden, and power plant construction projects in Peru.
Prior to that, during his practice in Colombia, Lukas was a special adviser at the Ministry of Justice, and an adviser to the former Chief Justice of Colombia’s Constitutional Court. He also practiced in local firms and public interest litigation institutions, where he was directly involved in multiple public law and public procurement issues.